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Renewing a Commercial Activity Permit

You can apply to have your Commercial Activity Permit (CAP) reissued before it expires.

To change details in your CAP, you can apply in writing to the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS).

Applying for your CAP to be reissued

If you are the holder of a CAP, you can apply for a new permit to take effect as soon as the existing permit expires.

We call this a 'continuing' permit, as it is not technically a permit renewal, since your application will be assessed on its merits again, not just automatically approved.

Apply for a CAP and pay the application fee at least 40 business days before the expiry date to have your CAP reissued as soon as it expires.

You can use the same form as for new CAPs.

Reduced application fee

If your permit details are exactly the same, you may be eligible for a reduced application fee. This will be calculated on the application form.

Learn more about forms and fees for CAPs.

Permit expiry

You must submit your application before the expiry date to continue operating in CAP areas.

Applying before the expiry date

If we receive your application before the expiry date, the existing permit will remain in effect until:

  • your new permit is issued
  • your application is refused
  • your existing permit has continued for 3 months after the expiry date
  • you withdraw your application.

A reduced application fee applies for 3 months after the expiry date of the previous permit, but you cannot operate your business until you receive a new permit.

Applying after the expiry date

If you submit your application after the expiry date, you will have to stop all commercial activities to avoid penalties or prosecution.

You cannot conduct commercial activities until a new permit is issued, which can take up to 40 business days.

Learn more about applying for a CAP.


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